Maryland introduces House and Senate bills to ban shark fins

MD proposes shark fin ban.

Oceana reports that state representatives in Maryland have introduced bills that would ban the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins. HB 393 was introduced by Delegate Eric Luedtke in the House, and SB 465 was introduced by Senator Brian Frosh in the Senate.

If the bill becomes a law, violators could face fines ranging from $5,000 for the first offense up to $50,000 for repeat offenses, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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